Based at the historic site of RAF Bibury, The Classic Motor Hub has something for everyone on our five-acre site dedicated to classic motoring: events, classic cars & bikes, modern high performance machines and all manner of automotive ephemera.
The Classic Motor Hub’s home has an illustrious past as an RAF Fighter Command base during World War Two. Initially commandeered as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for the nearby RAF South Cerney flying school in 1940, it was soon used as a fully-fledged fighter station. It helped to protect Cheltenham and the area south of Birmingham, housing No 87 Squadron RAF (Hurricanes) and No 92 Squadron (Spitfires).
By the end of 1944, the site had outlived its usefulness as an operational airfield, and RAF Bibury was transferred to Maintenance Command and used for storage until 1950. Today the site’s history is still very evident: The Cotswold Collectors hangar is an original ‘blister’ aircraft shelter and much of the original aircraft hardstanding remains in use for our classic events today.
The imposing main building contains our own Classic Motor Hub car sales, secure vehicle storage, motorcycle sales, our in-house workshop facility, and our offices.
Around the hub stretches our outdoor event area where we hold our regular Coffee & Classics event on the 1st Sunday of every month (April–October) and our famous Hub Drive-In Movies. We also have a dedicated helipad for visitors who require it.
The Clubhouse evokes The Hub’s history as a World War Two fighter station, drawing inspiration from an Officers’ Mess of that era. It is available for visiting car and motorcycle groups for private dining, pit stops, refreshments and meetings.
Specialist classic car dealer Cotswold Collectors Cars is located in an historic aircraft hangar that once housed Spitfires and Hurricanes. This wonderful location also plays host to our regular Supper Clubs.